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Baciwa's lack of transparency hit | Sun.Star
Frank Carbon, regional governor of Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Western Visayas and Negros Island Region, said they are not aware of the current status of the project.
"I hope the management will be transparent in all its transactions because it is governed by the Procurement Law," said Carbon
, also the chief executive officer of Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce
added that the Baciwa
management had turned down the proposal that the local business sector should have a representative in the project management team.
said they are hoping that the Baciwa
management would soon meet with the business sector to update them about the project after their last meeting in March this year. (TDE)
'No wage hike in Negros' confuses biz sector | Sun.Star
Frank Carbon, regional governor of Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) in Western Visayas and NIR, told Sun.
tar Bacolod that the management sector is looking at two major impacts if there is no wage increase.
, also the chief executive officer of Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry
(MBCCI), said it would positively affect businesses because there will be no additional labor cost, which will create an attractive business atmosphere for investors.
On the other hand, it might also trigger labor dispute that will result to widespread business problems, he
"This is a very confusing time thus, we have first to put our ears close to the ground and listen attentively to murmurings and act fast accordingly," Carbon
For the business group, which also constitutes the management sector, Carbon
said Negros Occidental and Oriental should be represented in Regions 6 and 7 Wage Board, respectively, until the NIR can form its own Wage Board.
said that management from both Negros provinces should have representations especially during wage increase deliberations and hearings for them to also bring the issues and concerns of the sector.
"As of today, we have not received any invitation to attend wage hearings or deliberations," he
'Put all resources together,' biz sector urges gov't agencies | Sun.Star
MBCCI Chief Executive Officer Frank Carbon, also the regional governor of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) in Western Visayas and Negros Island Region, said that each agency is currently doing its own thing.
pointed out that agencies like the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and its attached agency Small Business Corp., Department of Science and Technology (DOST), and Department of Agriculture
(DA) should harmonize their initiatives.
"Their programs should complement and supplement each other so that the help to local small businesses could really be felt," he
said part of the MBCCI's
programs in the coming months is to tap all these agencies then discuss and appeal with them to put their resources on the table.
The business group will ask them to talk among themselves on how to materialize these resources, Carbon
"We will initiate the gathering of these agencies together so that they can rationalize their efforts and initiatives for the desired development of small businesses which are the backbone of the economy," he
MBCCI exec: Sona should also highlight 'true' support for Negros Island | Sun.Star
MBCCI Chief Executive Officer Frank Carbon, also the regional governor of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) for Western Visayas and NIR, yesterday said they group want to see the President manifesting support by ensuring budget for the newly-created region.
said they wanted to hear from Duterte
will order the Department of Budget and Management
(DBM) to provide and fast-track the 2017 budget for the personnel, operating expenses, and construction of buildings of the regional line agencies for NIR
"Having their own budget, regional line agencies can immediately normalize their respective operations," Carbon
said, adding that they are expecting the president to highlight his
full support to NIR
, which was created by virtue of an executive order (EO), and can also be repealed by another EO.
had earlier said that NIR
currently needs more road networks connecting the two Negros provinces mainly for efficient delivery of basic services and enhanced economic connectivity.
The President is also hoped to underscore programs in further helping the micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the region.
is expecting tax reforms under the Duterte
administration, believing that it will greatly help micro and small enterprises, which comprise 80 to 90 percent of the total enterprises in Visayas and Mindanao.
"Tax reforms could include reducing the 30 percent corporate tax to 25 percent as well as adjusting the individual tax bracket to at least 20 percent," Carbon
said, adding that most MSMEs are single proprietorship thus, their individual taxes are high.
With the fair competition law, the local business group said the Philippine Competition Commission
under Duterte's watch should look into making the competition fair to all business scales by eliminating the "monopoly" system.
also reiterated that in order to greatly impact MSMEs, government agencies like the Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Agriculture
and Department of Science and Technology and all other attached agencies should harmonize their sources and projects.
Rationalizing all its initiatives for the development of enterprises in the country, especially those micro and small, is something that the new administration should also consider, Carbon
8th Business Week underscores Negros Occidental MSMEs' growth need | Sun.Star
MBCCI Chief Executive Officer Frank Carbon, also the regional governor of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) Western Visayas and Negros Island Region (NIR), said this year's activity is aimed at further exposing local enterprises to bigger and potential markets.
pointed out that 90 to 95 percent of enterprises registered under the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in the province are micro and small, and only very few are medium and large.
Still, these micro and small businesses absorb more than 50 percent of the total employment thus, a huge number of local employees are also receiving minimum wage, he
"This condition results to weak circulation of money, wherein working class grow yet on a slow pace," Carbon said, adding that the annual business week highlights the need for local MSMEs to further grow.
Themed "Moving Up Negros Island through MSMEs," the whole idea of the program is for the enterprises to grow from micro to small, small to medium, and medium to large.
The business leader, however, pointed out that the private sector's effort is not enough to further develop these enterprises.
said government agencies should also come together and converge their resources, programs and activities to have a bigger impact on the MSMEs.
"They should harmonize and rationalize their assistance and prioritize the provision of financing services like capitalization which is the ultimate need of local business to grow," he
said these enterprises cannot fully use the skills being developed by DTI
and other agencies through trainings without the financial means to start a business.